June Make it Blur

June Make it Blur
Go seek out any promotional dribble written about Victory Record’s June and you’ll find that the best description anyone has to say about their music is that it’s "infectious.” Well, thank you to this Chicago born emo pop quartet for the reminder that there are still plenty of infections you don’t want to catch. On Make It Blur, the band’s second full-length, June are desperately reaching out for catchy hooks to overshadow their painfully weak lyrics, transparent guitar-driven melodies and vocals that sound strangely familiar. It’s almost a good thing that Tony Brummel and Victory’s associated antics have been in the spotlight as of late or someone might have noticed their feeble attempt at re-releasing a Fall Out Boy record under another title. Fans of Taking Back Sunday and Panic at the Disco might enjoy the sheer simplicity of the 12 tracks on their self-described "pop rock masterpiece,” though fans that cherish originality might want to pass. (Victory)